The market of ritual services is not very receptive to innovative technologies, because it exists on the verge of sacred and profane. The delicacy of the theme of death, its cultural and religious aspects require the observance of the boundaries of morality and social censorship, and the affective [under the influence of strong emotions – approx. BlockchainJournal] saturation of the market ultimately determines the monopolization of the funeral industry at the level of creating combines with a full cycle of production and sale of ritual products.
It is almost impossible to imagine how the world decentralized market of ritual services would look. Although with a high degree of probability, IT-technologies would introduce orderliness and transparency into this multibillion-dollar industry.
Adapting the ritual sphere to modern technologies is as challenging as it is difficult to achieve. At the same time, cemeteries on the detachment, cleaning graves for payment in the crypto currency and wills in the form of smart contracts have become a reality today.
MyWish: make out a smart will
In July 2017, the platform-aggregator for the creation of smart contracts MyWish presented the so-called "Will Will Contract." He works on the principle of will, but relieves of paperwork and excludes disputes over inheritance between relatives. The users of the MyWish platform have already signed 100 Will-contracts.
Another type of smart contract works on the principle of "Decisions on reimbursement of expenses for ritual services." A person who has paid for funeral services can receive compensation for his expenses and a percentage for the work done – the necessary amount will be written off from the cryptichelper of the deceased owner, subject to all conditions.
MyWish founder Vladimir Tikhomirov argues that smart contracts are a full-fledged alternative to legal contracts, since first of all they regulate the financial relations of the owners of crypto-currencies.
"Smart contracts are as simple and reliable as possible. It is possible to restore access and automatically transfer funds from one purse to another in case of sudden death or loss of password. The platform with adjustable frequency checks the status of the user's activity, and in case it is not confirmed, translates all cryptosaving to the alternative address specified when creating the smart contract. The process of creating such a contract takes up to 20 minutes, and its price rarely exceeds 2 ETH, " he said.
Tikhomirov notes that the marketing strategy in this industry does not stand out for its exclusivity, especially in the creation and promotion of smart contracts. The target audience of the MyWish platform is the owners of crypto currency.
"Contextual advertising in this direction is most effective. It is configured for the keywords "cryptocreating", "inheritance in the crypt", "life insurance in the crypt", "bitcoin in the inheritance". The age of the target audience for this type of service is 45 years old. After the audience is collected, the statistics and behavior of buyers are analyzed, accents are placed on the interests of the relevant audience, " Tikhomirov explains.
Each smart contract is compiled on an individual basis on suitable terms and conditions with a detailed and transparent list of rendered ritual services. Agents help to formulate all the nuances and correctly allocate savings.
"In our specificity it is important to separate the demand for the company from the demand for a certain kind of smart contracts. To be honest, a smart testament is not the most popular direction. But we still continue to work on it, since our mission is the democratization of the crypto currency and the absolute safety of its use, "said Vladimir Tikhomirov.
In total, more than 3400 users are registered on the MyWish platform, which over 1800 have concluded over 1800 smart contracts.
In early September, the project announced a collaboration with the ecosystem of EOS. The latter has the potential to scale up to millions of transactions per second and thanks to the consensus algorithm, DPoS provides instant transmission of crypto currency. MyWish has already released Airdrop-token EOSISH specifically for smart contracts on EOS blockbuster. The ability to create wills in the new network will appear later.
TombCare: "Cemetery mining"
The globalization of the world has led to the fact that people change cities and countries, sometimes thousands of kilometers from memorable burial places of relatives. Find a contractor who would monitor the grave at a distance, but without coordinates and photos it is difficult to explain its location, and to ensure that the funds go to their destination, as a rule, not.
In 2017, a ritual blockbuster-marketplace TombCare was created, which took up inventory and the creation of a single search base for burials around the world, as well as rendering services for the care of graves.
"On the Internet and before the launch of our project there were many requests for the installation of monuments, the harvesting of graves, the delivery of flowers and wreaths to the burial site, the sale of places to the cemetery, but there was no single window for ordering funeral services. TombCare set a goal to make this process transparent and convenient for both customers and service providers, "says Andrei Simonov, CEO of TombCare.
To motivate users to conduct an inventory of graves, TombCare presented a mobile application TombTrack for the so-called "mining in the cemetery", which brings revenue for contributing to the creation of a single database in the system.
"A registered user goes to the cemetery and photographs the burial sites. In the blockade are recorded data on each grave and the person who entered the information. When one of the places is ordered services – a person earns 5% of the order amount in CARE tokens, "explains Simonov.
In addition, the CARE token works as a means of converting between fiat and crypto-currencies within the system.
According to Andrei Simonov, the blockade is able to defeat corruption and fraud in the ritual services, thanks to the decentralization and reliability of the entries made in it.
"If ritual services decide to register with us their services with public prices and territorial linkage, it is possible that the mechanism for entering the market will change. User TombCare will be able to select a contractor from among the city's ritual services, and the service will guarantee the quality of the work and its payment. In addition, the inventory of cemeteries will exclude the possibility of reselling grave sites where ritualists earn a large "black cashier", " TombCare CEO notes.
In early 2018, the TombCare team managed to raise funds for development in the amount of $ 1 million . CARE tokens are traded on BTC-Alpha and EtherDelta exchanges, and the project itself is actively developing on the European part of the continent.
"In Kaliningrad, there are cemeteries that were badly damaged during the Second World War, and people from Germany want to find the burials of their relatives. On this issue, we cooperate with archives, municipalities, historians. Of great interest is also visible on the part of representatives of the Jewish people, who for a long time lived in Ukraine, Russia, but left for Israel or the United States. For them, a sense of belonging to a certain history and its preservation is very important, "says Simonov.
TombCare's target audience is divided into three categories:
- customers – progressive people from around the world, actively using the Internet and ready to experiment with technology. For them, targeted, media and contextual advertising is used;
- performers – representatives of funeral business. Interaction with them is built through industry associations (for example, the Union of Funeral Organizations and Crematories);
- "Miners" are people who, using the TombTrack application, inventory the burial sites and receive CARE tokens. Interaction with them occurs through popular in the community resources: Telegram, Bitcointalk, Reddit and block media.
For half a year the project showed a positive dynamics of development:
- Telegram-community TombCare increased from 1000 users to almost 59 000;
- project 1344 holder of tokens, which is twice as much as at the time of completion of the crowdsdale:
- among active TombCare subscribers in Facebook, 77% of men and 23% of women. The main content is presented in Russian and English, but the project is becoming popular in Asian countries: Indonesia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Japan, China;
- the CARE token also shows positive dynamics.
In the near future TombCare plans to launch an advertising campaign for miners and increase the number of inventories. A couple of months will be available to the user interface, which will allow you to order services for already inventory sites.
The idea for a startup: a graveyard on the blockhouse
In the future, these services lead society to the idea of creating a global virtual cemetery. This concept on his personal website was described by Ilya Boev, bitcoin-evangelist and managing partner of CryptoTrust.
According to him, the introduction of the block into the land cadastre and the procedure for registering the land is potentially applicable to cemeteries. The register of the virtual cemetery will consist of GPS-coordinates of burials. In the web application, you can specify links to social networks and personal blogs of the deceased, as well as provide additional services in the form of database updates or reminders of an important date. Support the network offered at the expense of donations.
"The Internet user can find out information about the deceased," come "to him on the grave or think about it. In the future, you can abandon the graves as such, replacing them with an identification sign with a GPS-sensor. I believe that this idea will be appreciated by geeks, but I doubt that it will acquire a scale in the next 50 years. Until there is a mass understanding of digital technologies, people are unlikely to go to the cemetery on the Internet, "explains Ilya Boev.
Not the least role in the adoption of the concept of a virtual cemetery can play a national mentality.
"In Europe they love such things. Recently, a capsule was invented there, into which man's ashes and tree seeds are placed, and the person continues to live in the form of a tree. In Russia and the CIS countries this idea from the ethical point of view is likely to be perceived with hostility. Ritual services around the world remain an archaic environment, they are very difficult to innovate, "Boev said.
An original attempt to connect the theme of death and the virtual world was undertaken by the social network Facebook, giving users the opportunity to appoint a trustee, who in case of death can take their account or set a memorable status on it. However, it is too early to talk about the creation of a certain decentralized afterlife of the accounts.
"Blockade is not a panacea or a super-tablet. Blocking is needed wherever the unchangeability and sacredness of the data is important. The idea of its use in the ritual sphere is quite interesting. However, it is worth considering that this is a very crude technology, and not all people understand what it is. Therefore, to make a final bet on the blockade in the fight against the cemetery mafia is not worth it, " Ilya Boev summed up.
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Binance Exchange added the ability to purchase cryptocurrency from Mastercard
This Friday Binance Exchange announced the addition of the possibility of buying cryptocurrencies using bank cards in the Mastercard system.
The service covers 19 countries, including Russia and Ukraine. There are no other CIS countries on the list yet.
To use the option, you must log in to your personal account at https://www.binance.com/ , go to the “Buy Cryptocurrencies” tab and select payment using a bank card. Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Binance Coin, USDT and some other assets are available for direct purchases from Mastercard cards.
Buy #Crypto With Mastercard Now Available in 19 Countries https://t.co/wt46p3YRwj pic.twitter.com/yv81xpvrvQ
– Binance (@binance) April 3, 2020
Previously, users already had the opportunity to buy cryptocurrency on Binance using Russian Visa cards.
Also this morning, Binance CEO Changpen Zhao hosted another live broadcast at Periscope. Zhao’s speech mainly covered the latest achievements of the exchange, including the launch of the Binance Card , mining pool , Binance KR, OTC portal, as well as cooperation with Brave and the acquisition of CoinMarketCap . In addition, Zhao recalled the need to maintain social distance.
“We have completed the initial development of platforms, and now I think it is important for us to support mining , since bitcoin mining is now centralized. We want more players to take part in it, as well as support existing players, ” he said.
In addition, on his Twitter, Zhao shared a screenshot testifying to the preparation of the exchange for the launch of option trading.
He left no comments on this subject. In the main Twitter account of Binance, a list of tasks for testers that was “publicly available” was posted. Among other things, it includes the item “test option trading”.
Publication date 04/04/2020
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TRON (TRX) cryptocurrency review – forecasts and prospects, current rate
Cryptocurrency TRON (TRX) is a decentralized protocol based on blockchain technology designed to create a global entertainment network with free content.
In simple terms, TRON is a service similar to all well-known social networks and platforms where users have the opportunity to publish, view and use any available content for entertainment, for example, online games.
The TRON project is currently developing the idea of joint consumption, which is that on a single global platform, users will be able to share entertainment content.
Official TRON cryptocurrency website: https://tron.network
Analysts call this platform the broadcast of the modern entertainment industry. In general, the functioning of this system is as follows:
- The author or copyright holder publishes the result of his intellectual work on the official website. You can download anything from literary novels to an author’s song or art on a specific topic. Next, the participant uploads information about how his creation can be used (as an accompaniment to another work or as an independent product). Nearby, he indicates the price of his work.
- Another user who is interested in this work acquires it for the local currency Tron (TRX). However, users should remember that it is impossible to purchase this or that product on this resource using fiat money (dollar, euro, rubles, etc.). The system has its own cryptocurrency , which must be purchased at exchangers or exchanges in order to complete a transaction.
- As soon as the interested user has acquired the result of intellectual work, the amount indicated by him is transferred to the author’s account. The author can use the tokens at his discretion – purchase a work from another author, simply save money in his account, or exchange it for another cryptocurrency or fiat funds.
About what TRX is, initially interested in all users who are just starting their activities on the site. This resource uses several types of tokens for different purposes:
- Tron (TRX) . This is the main currency of the system. For this currency you can buy or sell the results of your intellectual work. If necessary, the owner of a certain amount in this currency can exchange it for fiat money or other cryptocurrency.
- Tron Power It is impossible to purchase or exchange other money for a given currency. The only way to get them is to secure the TRX currency on the site platform. In this case, they are converted to TR. The presence of such tokens gives advantages to their owner. For example, the holder of a TR has the right to vote for one or another change in the system, or to oppose them.
- TRON 20 . Coins owned by developers. With the help of them, they create new full-fledged blockchains with new tokens.
The TRON cryptocurrency issue is limited, 100 billion coins have been issued at present. However, it is worth considering another point – starting in 2018, tokens begin to be burned (they are meant to be forwarded to an address known only to developers). The last major burn was in June last year, but how often such procedures will be carried out is currently unknown.
The team of this project has on its side professionals working in various fields. The founder of the platform and the creator of TRX Coin is Justin Sun , who also created a social network with an audience of 10 million people. In 2017, Forbes magazine included Justin on his list as one of the most successful entrepreneurs, who was not yet 30 years old.
The technical director of the project is Lucien Chen , who has extensive experience in working for large Internet companies. He is perfectly versed in blockchains and the principles of functioning of cryptocurrencies.
Deus Yu , responsible for quality control, has been working in the computer games industry for a long time. According to Justin Sun, the experience of Deus will come in handy a little later, when the platform gains even greater popularity.
Charles Zhang , an adviser who is well versed in a business not related to cryptocurrencies and blockchains. He has repeatedly lectured on the basics of entrepreneurship, with which he was invited to many universities. Charles made a huge contribution to the promotion of the platform at the initial stage.
Block Explorer is a search tool that allows you to view the addresses of wallets involved in the system, blocks, as well as data of transactions completed or committed. It can be compared with standard browsers, with the help of which an ordinary user searches for the information he needs on the Internet.
For each cryptocurrency, a personal Block Explorer is created that shows the network status for a given period of time. For the Tron cryptocurrency, such a Block Explorer is called TRONSCAN , where users can get all the information they need ( https://tronscan.org ).
How to mine Tron?
The developers of the platform did not provide for mining the Tron cryptocurrency , since they had already created all the necessary coins. In addition, the creators talked about the scheme according to which their cryptocurrency will work:
- 40% of the total number of coins will go on sale to enable the project to develop further.
- 15% of the remaining amount is allocated for acquisition by investors. Investors are players who, after the main sale of coins, will be ready to purchase tokens further.
- The remaining funds are “frozen” and remain in the accounts of the company owners.
Justin Sun explained that perhaps mining will be provided in the future when the company gains the necessary popularity.
TRX Token Wallets
The user can choose one of two options for storing Tron coins (TRX):
- Storage of tokens on the exchange;
- Creating your own crypto wallet.
With proper use, wallets provide a higher level of security. All types of wallets for Tron (TRX) are described in detail in this review .
Buying and selling TRX coins
You can buy a Tron on popular crypto exchanges , we recommend that you use the first 15 exchanges, and do not forget to install additional account protection. On the selected exchange, you must go through the registration procedure, after which you will be given a personal wallet, as well as its address.
The most popular and safe exchangers where you can buy and sell Tron:
The exchange rate of the Tron cryptocurrency against the ruble as of October 28, 2019 is 1.29 rubles per 1 coin. For a detailed analysis of the course and chart of coins, we recommend that you look at the Coinmarketcap website.
Development Perspectives and Company Roadmap
A distinctive feature of the project is its roadmap, which is scheduled until 2027. It is divided into several stages:
- Exodus It lasts from 2017 to 2018 and is considered officially completed. During this period, information about the project was actively disseminated, as well as developers were engaged in improving tools for using the site.
- Odyssey . Accounted for 2019-2020. During this time, developers will pay special attention to the economic development of the platform.
- Great Voyage . Captures July 2020 and ends in July 2021. Implementation of a personal ICO system, and third-party developers will have the opportunity to launch their own ICOs.
- Apollo It lasts from March 2021 to March 2023. Creating a decentralized exchange platform.
- Star Trek . It begins in April 2023 and ends in September 2025. Creation of a decentralized platform for the development of any computer games.
- Eternity . It starts in September 2025 and ends in September 2027. Platform users will have the opportunity to create their own playgrounds.
The developers mentioned that if these plans are implemented, a new roadmap will be created in the future, which will begin in 2028.
When analyzing the active nodes of the Tron cryptocurrency, you can notice the scale of the development of the project, where the majority of servers are located in the USA, China and Germany.
The forecast for Tron cryptocurrency from leading analysts suggests that, taking into account the current features of the crypto asset, in the future the project can absorb the entertainment market. And this means that in 2020 the value of one coin is able to stand on one level with the dollar.
Main competitors Tron
The project has two main competitors – Qtum and Ethereum . Each competing company has its own advantages, for example, the first has a more advanced platform in terms of technology, and the second wins due to smart contracts and fame.
Analysts are confident that the Tron platform will still have to fight for its users, since the developers are aimed at a specific audience. However, the Throne does not have special advantages that would distinguish the project from its competitors, which could become a serious problem in the future.
Tronix cryptocurrency has good prospects for further development, since the project itself is one of the most ambitious among others. However, at present it is not in demand. Investing in such a project will bring quite large risks, however, long-term investments can bring the investor good profit.
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The largest exchange Binance has the opportunity to deposit / withdraw deposits in rubles
The Binance cryptocurrency exchange this Wednesday activated the possibility of making deposits in Russian rubles.
According to the instructions provided on the website, deposit / withdrawal of funds is carried out through the AdvCash payment system , including using bank cards. The commission for the deposit in this case is 3%, for the withdrawal – 2.5% plus 50 rubles.
To deposit / withdraw assets in rubles, you need to go to the “Buy cryptocurrencies” tab in the upper control panel or select the “RUB” currency in the user's wallet, then indicate the desired direction of payment and other necessary data.
Trading pairs for exchanging the ruble for cryptocurrencies on the Binance platform have not yet been presented.
Earlier today, CoinDesk published excerpts from a conversation with Binance CEO Changpen Zhao during his visit to Moscow last week.
“We are always looking for partners in any community, especially in Russia. Russia is a key market for us, it is one of the most active markets in the global blockchain space, ” he said then.
Zhao also confirmed that Russia is included in the Venus project, in which Binance intends to launch several regional stablecoins.
“We are working with potential issuers of stablecoin tied to fiat currency. We do this in all jurisdictions, in Russia in particular, we are looking for partners, ” he added.
Last week, Binance listed its first cryptocurrency pairs on its main platform, starting with Nigerian naira. The exchange also supports fiat trading at selected sites in Uganda, Singapore, the United States and Jersey.
Publication date 10/30/2019
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